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constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the conflicted tony pann. >> this is my way of solving a baltimore fashion dilemma. it is purple friday but the orioles are playing. who says you cannot wear two ties at once? i took your advice. >> he is definitely pulling it off. >> thurston howell iii. >> it is chilly to start. take a lightweight jacket or tie around.t extra
enjoy this nice weather. first we say good morning to sarah. >> shaking my head. i do not know about that look. we are tracking a problem in brooklyn at 10th avenue. watch for possible delays. not bad towards 70. looking good on 70 in towards the beltway. 61 out of the white marsh area. the area bridges checking out ok 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes to go south on 95 from the beltway southwest to 32. traffic is building at the fort mchenry. a nice start north and southbound. this is 295.
south block traffic is still moving at a good clip down towards 32 -- southbound traffic moving at a good clip down towards 32. [ballpark organ plays] >> for the first time since 1997, the baltimore orioles are playing postseason baseball. >> they are hoping for orioles magic against the rangers. pete gilbert is in arlington with what the birds will face tonight. >> joe saunders takes the mound for the orioles. the rangers' pitcher has been a very good. the orioles did not face them. >> we did not face him this
year. we look at them today and tomorrow and get a game plan. >> he can throw '94, '95 and throws sliders, curveballs and can spot up on you. >> the patients at the plate. did not caught their packing 0-- -- do no go up there hacaking. king. >> jennifer franciotti is live at camden yards with more. >> a game tonight is good but it home day on sunday and monday it would be better. they are printing generic orioles shirts.
a win tonight means creating a divisional series shirts. and friday when bank would mean a huge boom in business for the hotels. -- a friday win would meet a huge boom in business for the hotels. then there's the beer. they have a very important client vital to sunday and monday's game, camden yards. that means all they can do right now is wait. >> it is extremely nerve wracking. we're sitting back waiting. we're getting tons of calls -- "i want the beer, i do not want the beer. i want the beer, i do not want the beer." we are going day by day, hour by hour. we're watching every pitch, every inning, just like the rest of the people are. >> a guy walked by and yelled, where is your orange? i am wearing an orange necklace. i hope we're in the same
conundrum on sunday when we try to wear purple for the ravens and orange for the orioles. >> you can see the necklace. >> thank you. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how confident are you in the orioles' chancese to bring the playoffs back to baltimore this weekend? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. we're looking for the orioles' biggest fan. check out our u local page. go to wbaltv.com to send your pictures. click on u local. >> two police officers are on administrative leave. this started on thursday morning. police received word of the band with a gun on east lanvale
street. one of the officers shot but missed him. he was picked up when nearby officers stepped in. >> the activity was broadcast over a police radio. the second officer fired his weapon. >> the suspect is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg. a man allegedly kidnapped his own roommate and held them for ransom. police say justin gorham forced his roommate into his truck at gunpoint. they got into an argument over a $2,000 debt. police eventually caught up with justin gorham and found the victim unharmed in the back seats. >> doctors and hospitals are urged to stop using a steroid
that has been linked to a meningitis outbreak. two cases have turned up in maryland, one of which was fatal. some of the steroid came to maryland including aventine, edgewood, and baltimore county abington.-- ad to see a list of the maryland facilities come visit our website, wbaltv.com. >> fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze that shut down parts of fells point on thursday. crews battled the blaze fells point beer, wine, liquor and bar on fleet streets.
firefighters were forced out of the building. >> the roof collapsed. the commander ordered all members out for the safety of the members that were fighting the fire. >> it took nearly two hours for crews to gain control of the blaze. one firefighter was taken to the hospital. >> or problems -- >> more problems for residents affected by the sinkhole because a third sinkhole has opened up on east monument street. is a small hole than the one that originally opened up. workers are stabilizing the whole.
>> the latest jobs report comes out today. economists are predicting the economy created less than 150,000 jobs. >> this is the second to the last jobs report before election day. the economy has been stuck in low gear. building on a the momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney is trying to reverse his fortunes in ohio, where he is falling behind. >> we have lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> it is not a plan for our economy or to strengthen the middle class. it is not changed and we will not do it.
>> the latest job report, cold hard facts, certain to be the subject of heated debates. the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. >> 6:10. a word of warning before you make a purchase on your smart phone. >> a recall for honda. >> a school bus takes a plunge off a highway overpass. find out what caused this scene when we comeback. >> we have a touch of winter in the seven-day forecast. >> we have the problem in brooklyn we are monitoring and brooklyn we are monitoring and we will
enjoy this beautiful weather. 60 at the airport. 55 in parkton. it is cooler than the last couple of mornings. it will warm up fast. maybe a light jacket to start. watching some rain coming across the midwest. that is associated with this cold front. it is snowing on the backside. northern minnesota into canada. this will drift through maryland on saturday night. will jump into the mid 70's but there could be a few showers late in the day appeared that front will stall. high temperatures may not get out of the 50's. the jet stream will dip down to the self in the carolinas. cooler air will spill and from canada. the temperatures will drop into
the 40's and 40's and we could have our first frost of the season -- temperatures will drop into the 30's and 40's. the average high temperature is 70. we will be 10 or 11 degrees above average for most of you. sun said this evening at 6:42. the seven-day forecast -- it will be dry tomorrow morning. there could be a few showers as the front approaches. light rain showers sunday and cooler with a high of only 59. 60's on monday and tuesday. overnight low temperatures in the 40's and 40's on monday and 40's.y -- 30's and >> one problem in brooklyn bill grove road over towards thomas avenue.
we have some clores in effect -- belle grove road. still up to speed. 60 on southbound 95 down towards the fort mchenry. harbor tunnel traffic very smooth. here's a quick, live look at traffic. an update at greenspring. light volume on the inner loop over towards the j.f.x. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. no delays down from the beltway into town. a pretty quiet ride for now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a brush fire in washington state is now threatening over 100 homes in mason county. helicopters are dumping water on
hot spots. four people were injured after a school bus curdled over a taxes freeway to the doorstep of a hotel bill. the bus collided with a car in san antonio just before the afternoon rush hour. none of the injuries are life- threatening. some gas stations in southern california are running out of gas. some operators have stopped buying gasoline to fill the underground reserves. word of contamination causing even more shortage fears. a gallon is averaging $4.31 in california. in some places, it is closing on the $6 mark for premium. >> headlight problem causing
honda to call more than 820,000 the goals including honda civics and 2004-2005 honda pilots. notices are being sent to the affected owners and honda said they will fix the problem for for ree. how risky is it to buy things off your smart phone? jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. an analyst says buyer beware. consumers around the globe will buy $1.3 trillion worth of goods with their smartphones and
tablets. on wall street, we're waiting for the september jobs report appeared yesterday, stocks were rising. factory orders were better than forecast. the bloomberg maryland index rising on gains for under armour. trademark has filed a for its name for grounds and holding coffee. some coffee fans are not happy with starbucks. many chains are experience a shortage of serviced to create the pumpkin lattes. some are going to ebay to stock up on the instant version.
at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:19. for theor die time orioles. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how confident are you in the orioles' chancese to bring the playoffs back to baltimore this weekend? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking one problem in brooklyn at 10th avenue over towards thomas avenue. watch for closures because of an accident. problem free on southbound 83 all the way down to this area of padonia road. 58 on southbound 95 out of the white marsh area. volume is building. this is greenspring avenue. towards the j.f.x., problem free. light volume in that direction.
the j.f.x. checks out ok at ruxton road. and i start from the beltway into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. -- a nice start from the beltway into town. >> the humidity has gone down. 54 in taneytown. 66 in annapolis. we expect lots of sunshine today. high temperature in the upper 70's and low 80's. the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. here is keith mills. >> thank you appeared the orioles hoping for some post season orioles magic. the orioles take on the rangers in the wild card. you can look at it like a seventh game scenario. if the orioles win, they go want
to the next round. if they lose, the season is over. joe saunders did his part. he has won three games. he has never been the texas rangers. he is 0-6, but he says that record is deceiving. >> i lost 1-0. the record speaks for itself but doesn't show what i have done here. a few bad starts but it doesn't show my good starts as well. >> pete gilbert will be live from arlington tonight at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. gerry sandusky with the football call. the ravens and chiefs. huddle offenseudlo-
is it work in progress and we will get better. >> we have been played as well as we are going to play and we think we are an improvement offense. we just keep getting better. >> we are used to the ravens in the playoffs. a possible ravens game sunday at 1:00 p.m. and a orioles game sunday night against the yankees. >> thank you. >> 6:26. a computer virus could be holding your computer for ransom. >> what is in a number? will the number of people hired last month affect who gets tired next month to lead the country? >> we will update you on the area bridges
this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it is a shame the orioles and not playing here because the weather is perfect for baseball. >> when they when and their plant on sunday, it will be in the 50's and the might be raining. today it will make it up to 81 this afternoon with lots of sunshine. things will change over the weekend. the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> later today we get a last snapshot of how the economy is doing before the election. >> hallie jackson joins us live with a preview of the september jobs report. what are the predictions looking ligke? >> economists think the
unemployment rate will go up to 8.2%. how much will this impact the race for the white house so close to the election? president obama and mitt romney visiting swing states in the keeping an eye on today's unemployment report. an economist says it looks like the economy we have now is the one we'll have on election day. >> i do not think we will see any movement that will sway this election either way. >> the unemployment rate does have an effect on voters. including those who are looking for jobs. or those who have dropped out of the labor force altogether. >> you can blame obama and you could say it is not his fault. it is another reminder that the recovery is not going smoothly. >> the federal reserve is doing
almost everything in its power to provide the conditions for further economic growth. >> it is up to congress and whoever is elected this fall to make a difference. >> we can wait or we can change our policies and have a more aggressive fiscal policy. >> it could be another 3 per quarter years before we see the jobless rate go below 6% -- it could be another three or four years before we see the jobless rate go below 6%. the nation has been adding jobs. we're feeling more confident in the economy. debt is down. it is a mixed signal but seems to be turning positive.
>> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the orioles are playing for their postseason lives. jennifer franciotti is live at camden yards where everybody is hoping the birds will be playing on sunday. >> a win tonight brings a home playoff game on sunday and monday. not knowing what will happen tonight is creating a conundrum for some. baltimore in limbo, waiting to see if the o's can beat texas in texas, and then come back to camden yards to take on the yankees. but in the meantime, there are a lot of businesses finding themselves in a classic "hurry up and wait" situation. they are printing generic oriole t-shirts. but a win friday means putting things in high gear, creating divisional series shirts. >> we're hoping they will win on friday and we will come in and print on saturday. >> over at the renaissance harbor place hotel, a friday win would mean a huge boom in business as traditionally,
yankee fans come to baltimore in droves. >> the new york fans are very supportive. they are famous for coming to baltimore for the games. so we are looking forward to that demand if it happens come saturday. >> then there's the beer. the more than 160 employees at bond distributing are waiting with bated breath. after all, they supply beer to area bars and restaurants and have a very important client vital to the games on sunday and monday. >> camden yards is our big client with 40,000, 50,000 people going to be down there. >> so for now it's a wait and see situation. >> if we lose, the whole process will come to a halt. but if we win, the town will be going crazy. we're excited and we will be looking forward to sunday and monday. >> tell me how excited you are.
>> we cannot believe we will do it. will be we will beat them. >> she didn't know who the ravens were playing because she is a steelers fan. i used to have the rule against interviewed steelers fan. on sunday, we will wear a raven hearing and an oral hearing -- a and theheaearring orioles earing. >> several pounds of cocaine and nellie two dozen alleged drug traffickers after a sting. members of a drug gang moved several pounds for the baltimore
area each week. a combined $680,000 worth of drugs was seized plus a handgun and cash. >> the message we want to send to those thugs who bring drugs into our county, we're looking for you and sooner or later we will find you. >> rose suspects were arrested back in -- those suspects were arrested back in may. >> a computer virus claims to come from the state's comptroller's office. when a person clicks on an infected leg, a giant message appears on your screen saying your computer will remain locked until you pay $200. state officials say it does not come from the state comptroller's office.
>> you have to ensure the message you would like to receive. anything like that should send red flags. contact us immediately. in most cases the fires can be removed by performing a system restore. >> a new report says baltimore's inner harbor water is unfishable. water quality has improved but there are some problem areas. the blame is placed on last year's heavy rains that polluted to the harbor. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some delays forming. the accident in brooklyn at 10th avenue is still in the clearing
stages. the west side is building in va captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- volume -- is building in volume. starting to get heavier closer to the 895 split. not bad at 295 at 100. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 95 at the tydings memorial bridge. southbound traffic out of cecil county and no sign of delays. everything looking good at the toll plaza at perryville. looking good at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony pann has the forecast. >> good morning. let's look at the current conditions. it is cooler than yesterday. it is 60 at the airport. it will feel like summer this afternoon. high temperature of 81 with lots
of sunshine. then it gets chilly. high of 59 on sunday with off and on light rain showers. overnight lows in the 30's and 40's. it will feel more like football weather when the orioles come home. >> thank you. 6:38. who doesn't want to see a panda on a friday morning? >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. how confident are you in the orioles' chancese to bring the playoffs back to baltimore this weekend? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
the years ago -- 200 million years ago. >> he has the ability to vocalize. that caused the exam to be cut short. fine.told he's doing just >> a pen that the talanda that . 6:42. >> we will take a look at your morning commute. we'll update you on one problem and check on delays around the area. >> it will feel like summer today. here is a look outside. clear skies. they will be playing baseball on sunday there. sunday there.
>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. two police officers are on administrative leave. this began on thursday morning when police received word of a man with a gun on east lanvale streret. police say the man pulled the band.om his west beaist a man is being held on bail after allegedly kidnapping his roommate and held team for ransom. police say justin gorham forced his roommate into his truck at
gunpoint. he forced the victim to call his family with a ransom demand. police caught up with him and they did find the victim unharmed. the maryland state police takes its first step of route replacing its fleet of medivac helicopters. they have 11 helicopters but 10 of them are more than 20 years old. a crash left four people dead in 2008. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time to check your morning commute. there is an accident at 10th avenue near thomas avenue. 32 of the west side outer loop. delays falling into place at liberty. 70 looking pretty good in
towards the beltway. 56 miles per hour at white marsh. expect to be delayed for the south at 895. here's a quick, live look at traffic. an update at security. out of the traffic on the west side is getting heavier -- out of the traffic on the west side is gietting heavier. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. mindy, over to you. >> mindy, come on! [laughter] that was funny. mindy was looking down. "am i on camera?" it is cooler than the last couple of mornings.
you might need a light jacket to start the day. we will be close to 80 this afternoon. some rain is moving across the midwest. almost an arctic cold front. temperatures behind it in the 20's and 4030's. we have another chance for some rain and it will get cooler. sundayemperatures ion will struggle to get out of the 50's. the jet stream will dip way down south to the carolinas. a possibility we could have our first frost of the season on monday night and tuesday night with temperatures dropping into the 30's and 40's. it will feel like summer today.
high temperature near 81 degrees. sunrise coming up in just a few minutes. clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. not as cool. temperatures drop back to around 60. 76 on saturday with a chance for a few showers. off and on a light rain showers on sunday. cooler with a high of only 59. back into the 60's on monday and tuesday with sunshine with overnight lows in the 30's and 40's. >> local businesses hope oriole playoff magic will translate into -- >> area businesses already doing well with tonight's big playoff game.
folks are any tricky spot as to what to do for sunday and monday. they are printing generic orioles t-shirts. a win tonight means putting things in high gear. and creating divisional series shirts. at the renaissance hotel, a friday win would mean a huge boom in business. traditionally yankees fans come to baltimore in droves. then there is the beer. more than 160 employees are waiting with bated breath. vital to sunday's and monday's game, camden yards. that means tens of thousands of fans potentially here on sunday night. this is a live look at the clock on eutaw street. they have the orange gels in places. how outstanding. we're seeing orange orioles.
i have butterflies in my stomach. >> baltimore stands to gain in a big way. >> no one likes getting a parking ticket or a red light violation. when visiting fans come to baltimore, it ups the ante. the city could cash in on sunday. >> jennifer franciotti, thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how confident are you in the orioles' chancese to bring the playoffs back to baltimore this weekend? [laughter]
park fell region. another at 10th avenue in brooklyn. in howard county, st. john's lane, we have a crash. let's look at some of the delays. pretty typical stuff on the west side. those delays not stretch back to 795. a backup on southbound 95 down to the 895 split. >> cooldown will start shortly. >> 81 this afternoon. some rain saturday night and sunday. 59 degrees the high temperature on sunday. and maybe the first frost of the season next week. >> some of the stories you can find on wbal plus.
>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with president and general manager dan joerres. >> it's time to lace up the running shoes and grab your bib number. in just a week, 27,000 runners from all around the world will hit the streets of baltimore for the 12th annual baltimore running festival. since its inception in 2001, the race has blossomed to a full morning that features something for everyone, ages 1 to 86. from avid runners who log 26.2 miles to the half-marathoners, 5k-ers, and the kids fun run, the festival showcases the best of our city. it offers elite and rookie runners a challenging course, and powers tourism in our town. the international field will include runners from 24 countries and every state in the u.s. last year's men's champion will return to defend his title and take home the $25,000 prize. the race is expected to generate more than $30 million in economic impact to the city and an additional $1 million for charity. wbal-tv is proud to be the official television station of